MARTINSBURG - The Park at Morrisons Cove is making plans for its fifth annual Winterfest, to be held Nov. 22 to 24 at the park.
"This year, a new event has been added to the already jam-packed list of activities," said Roseanne Conrad, Executive Director of The Park.
The new Cove Chili Cook-Off invites individuals or groups of three to compete for the Judges' Choice trophy and rosettes, the Peoples' Choice trophy and bragging rights. The categories in which competitors may enter are corporate, church, civic and consumer. The Cook-Off will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 in the park gymnasium. The registration fee of $30 includes two 8-foot tables, two chairs, electrical outlets, two event aprons, trash can, 3 ounce tasting cups, spoons, napkins and Saltine crackers. There will also be an auction at the end of the event in which participants may bid on their favorite entries. Tasting fees are just $5 per person and include a taste of each entry.
Tickets for all activities are available at the Park office during regular office hours, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. For more information or a schedule of events, call the park at 793-2176.
CAST plans new thriller
CLEARFIELD - The Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre will present "Spider Island," a mystery thriller, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 and 26, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 and 2 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 27.
The story follows spinster sisters Abbie and Salem Mayo, who live in an abandoned lighthouse off the New England coast. Abbie is a bit strange and believes her dead brother is living in the lighthouse tower. For some reason, Salem encourages Abbie's delusions. Into this weird household come Star Mayo and her friend, Patsy. The girls are soon plunged into a series of mysterious events.
"This is a psychological thriller," said Susan Loffredi, director of the show.
Tickets are $8.50 and can be reserved by calling the CAST office at 765-4474 or can be purchased at the box office each performance.
Rock great to play show
LORETTO - The St. Francis University marching band will present a concert featuring Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Freddy "Blue Moon" Johnson - a former member of The Marcels - playing with Pennsylvania show band The Highlites at 7:30 p.m. today in the John F. Kennedy Auditorium on the Loretto campus.
Johnson is also in The Doo Wop Hall of Fame and The Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Some of his hit songs with The Marcels include: "Blue Moon," "Heartaches," "My Love for You" and "Goodbye to Love."
Autograph sessions will follow the concert. The concert is open to the public and admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling 471-1182 or Datwood@francis.edu. Alternately, tickets may be purchased at Torvian Dining Hall or the Stokes Athletics Center on the Saint Francis campus.